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· July, 2012

Stories about Saudi Arabia from July, 2012

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Saudi Arabia: The “Faceless” Experiment

  25 July 2012

Rana Jarbou is a Saudi blogger who has decided to carry out an experiment. For a week she is wearing the niqab or face veil, to see how she feels, and to see if she is treated differently.

Arab World: Detect Dialect Search Tool for Twitter

  16 July 2012

On Twitter, @Detect_Dialect is pushing for Detect Dialect – a dialect-specific search tool for Arabic content on Twitter. In addition to Classic Arabic, Arabs speak their local dialects, which sometimes differ even between neighbouring villages. This new tool claims to detect the dialects of Gulf, Iraqi, Levant, Egyptian and Maghreb...

Saudi Arabia: The Mosque and the Corniche

  11 July 2012

Saudi blogger Ahmed Al Omran tweets: “Hai'a [Saudi religious police] targets corniche-goers with a mobile mosque. If they can't force you to go to mosque, they bring mosque to you.”

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